Wrecks in Galicia

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Wrecks in Galicia

Cadena de barco hundido (Playa de Foxos)

Galicia is an area of Spain that has a peculiar attraction for its naval history. Large ships have crossed its waters and some have unfortunately fallen under them. 

p>Although many are probably still to be discovered, some can be visited today.

Diving in sunken ships

Wreck diving requires a specific knowledge and to have the corresponding specialty. For those who do not yet have the specialty, in Portosub we developed a specific course for it. You can start the course any day of the year and enjoy the archaeological wonders hidden in the Galician coasts.


The course is developed with a knowledge module and 4 wreck dives. During the course you will learn techniques to explore sunken ships and how to avoid the most common dangers. You will learn how to investigate and learn the environment surrounding the wreck, as well as considerations on the necessary diving equipment . You will study the considerations and techniques necessary to enter intact wrecks. You will also live the experience of planning, organizing and performing at least four specialty dives under the supervision of a PADI Instructor.

Dives for divers

We frequently visited the Afroditti-P Wreck, a 110m long Panamanian freighter that ran aground in 1982 and which is at an average depth of 15 metres. Another of our usual visits is near Ons Island. This is the Lamb González Wreck, with an average depth of 28 meters. In the same one, it is possible to be appreciated the rudder of control that remains intact. The photo of the divers next to the helm is one of the most demanded. There is also the Aries Wreck and the Wreck of the Coast of Aldán.

>b>The summer season is excellent for this type of dives, thanks to the tranquillity of the waters in the Rías Baixas. In addition, the water temperature increases, allowing double dives using only wetsuits. If you have ever been curious about this type of diving, do not miss the opportunity to expand your list of favorite sites.

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Ons Island Dive Dive


Compilation of the best diving videos made by Portosub. Different areas of Galicia such as Islas Cíes, Ons, Sálvora, Faros, Barchos Hundidos, Mar Rojo, Norte de España and more… Videos of Night Diving, of the practices of the courses, in the Cíes Islands, Ons, Sálvora, diving in bateas and a compilation of marine life.

Dive Bottle Refill

Diving cylinder refilling

Dive Bottle Refill with Portosub: the compressor for the refill is at the Sanxenxo Centre. To recharge, you can bring them to the centre from 10:00 to 14:00 or from 16:00 to 20:00.

diving trip

Simple steps to make a memorable journey

Travelling can be an exhausting experience. So much so that sometimes when we return home, we are happy to return to normal life. But before a trip can be fun and exciting, there is planning and preparation.